Waving goodbye to 2021

Hi everyone, how has your festive season treated you – what did Santa bring you? – I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve eaten my body weight in food over the last few days. I have been a “fairly” good diabetic! As we all gear up to say our farewell’s to 2021,Continue reading “Waving goodbye to 2021”

Disabled people struggling to hire carers & PA’s

This is a subject that doesn’t seem to disappear within the disabled and elderly community – the struggle to hire carers or PA’s to help with vital daily tasks. According to a report published in October, an estimated 70,000 care users employ around 100,000 live-in carers and personal assistants (PAs) through public funds, via aContinue reading “Disabled people struggling to hire carers & PA’s”

Let’s not pretend disability simulation works and is okay!

Wheels in uproar. Last week my eyes where in disbelief at what I was reading and I wasn’t alone! Did you hear about the ‘A Day In My Wheels Challenge’ TV presenter Lorraine Keane and 25-strong group made up of celebrities, businesspeople and politicians took part in the 24 hour challenge – Keane wanted toContinue reading “Let’s not pretend disability simulation works and is okay!”

Highways England: Access Guides for Motorway Services

Disclaimer: This post is a paid partnership with AccessAble & National Highways. As always, my comments are honest and entirely my own. Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion. Every now and then I need to pinch myself – finding my voice and a real passion, for not just sharing my world living as a disabled person, but beingContinue reading “Highways England: Access Guides for Motorway Services”

A real sh*ty reminder

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Several times over the past few weeks, i can safely say I’ve had a real toilet slap in the face reminder, why it’s so vital to have access to a crazy thing like a ‘toilet’. As a campaigner you feel likeContinue reading “A real sh*ty reminder”

Calling on all Local Authorities.

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. “Life changing” Would these two words automatically pop to mind when thinking or talking about a toilets? My guess is probably not and why would they – the ‘call of nature’ is a natural bodily function that happens multiple times aContinue reading “Calling on all Local Authorities.”

National Disability Strategy – does and will it make difference?

It’s been nearly two weeks since the launch of the National Disability Strategy – this long-awaited strategy, named by the Prime Minister ‘most ambitious endeavor on disability in a generation’. How has this long-awaited supposed “game changer” been received with a muted response from charities and other organisations that represent the interests of 14.1 millionContinue reading “National Disability Strategy – does and will it make difference?”

Talking about disability seen as a taboo topic!

Hi my name is Kerry. And yes, I am a disabled woman. And no, I’m not a taboo topic. An estimated 14 million disabled people in the UK, and yet talking about disability is still seen as a taboo topic in 2021. So is it really surprising that feelings of awkwardness is involved on bothContinue reading “Talking about disability seen as a taboo topic!”